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Tania Bohuslavska

Posted on June 01 2018

Mainly focused on herself, Tania Bohuslavska likes to explore her body as a metaphor of the emotional and mental conditions she feels. As she affirms, identity, sexuality, loneliness and fear are some of the main protagonists of her shots, embodied by still life compositions or facial/body expressions.

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For me photography is an instrument of self-knowledge and self-expression, with the help of it I could investigate the physical and psychological limits. It's important for me to create things from the inner space. The work of imagination and feelings is on the first place for me. - T. B.

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Tania Bohuslavska is a Ukrainian artist born in 1990. Her visual and digital work is the result of her experience and education: a Bachelor degree in Psychology and further studies in photography. Mainly focused on herself, she likes to explore her body as a metaphor of the emotional and mental conditions she feels. As she affirms, identity, sexuality, loneliness and fear are some of the main protagonists of her shots, embodied by still life compositions or facial/body expressions. The camera is thus a medium of (self-)representation, but also an instrument showing the physical and psychological limits of her, our body. Mid-way between pure photography and performance, Tania’s pictures intend to illustrate, but also to explore, going deeper, over the surface. And they do that with the help of black & white nuances, but especially through extremely vivid and contrasting colours.

Her artworks are exhibited internationally, from Turkey (“A Different Life” exhibition, Istanbul 2018) to England (“What Goes Up Must Come Down”, London 2018), from Ukraine (“Mechanism of Evolution”, Kyiv 2017) to France (“Polycopies”, Paris 2016). Published artist, Tania has been recently awarded as “Photographer of the year” (2nd place) within the categories of “art” and “landscape” photography (2017), receiving a wide and international consensus.

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Author Silvia Colombo

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L.A.: Tania what led to you working in photography as artist?
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Tania Bohuslavska: Photography is the most contemporary media and I was particularly interested in creation of images with photography.
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L.A.: What characterized the evolution of your photography? Have you always moved in the same direction stylistically or have you noticed substantial variations over the years?
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Tania Bohuslavska: In my work everything depends on the chosen topic and problems that I would like to show. I think of aesthetics in accordance to the theme of photo series or a project, it is deliberately or intuitively. I do not want to repeat myself and it is very important for me to try new things, to change my view and aesthetics.
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Gala │ Buy it
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L.A.: What does photography mean to you or what is your statement as a photographer?
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Tania Bohuslavska: For me photography is an instrument of self-knowledge and self-expression, with the help of it I could investigate the physical and psychological limits. It's important for me to create things from the inner space. The work of imagination and feelings is on the first place for me. I always want learn to look at the world in a different way, to change my point of view so I can see more, see the invisible.
L.A.: We know you have studied psychology, so how your background studies does influence your creative work?
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Tania Bohuslavska: My psychological education helps me to understand photography as an instrument for self-awareness and world exploration. Also knowledge of the foundations of gestalt psychology (laws, principles) allows me to use them in work on my perception and visual interpretation.
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Untitled, Fragile Beauty │ Buy it
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First Snow │ Buy it
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L.A.: Do you have a favorite shot in this series? If so, which one and why?
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Tania Bohuslavska: Yes, I have a favorite shot in this series. This is a "Gala". Gala wrote to me that she wanted to be photographed and this picture was taken on the first day we met. Gala became my muse and friend. I like this image for the feeling of harmony of nature and human it’s creates.
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L.A.: What are your future plans/projects or aspirations?
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Tania Bohuslavska: I want to investigate the relationships between the human body and urban space. I also have a dream, I want to create a photo project inspired by paintings of the Belgian painter Paul Delvaux.
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Untitled, Nature │ Buy it
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Pure │ Buy it
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Tania Bohuslavska, On the Surface, Nature
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Tania Bohuslavska  http://cargocollective.com/bohuslavska
 
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